Woodmere no longer sells music tickets in advance. Tickets will be sold at the door on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets go on sale at 1 hour before the evening of the concert.
Parking is limited. We recommend all guests arrive 30 minutes prior to the event.
Please do not park on Bells Mill Rd.
Refreshments will be served before the concert and during intermission. Food and drinks are limited to the galleries in the historic section of the Museum.
For more information, call 215-27-0476.
Friday Night Jazz
6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. | $22 ($12 members, children under 12: Free) | Wine and refreshments served
Miles Davis was more than a great musician and composer—he was a man of many moods. Join the Josh Lawrence Quartet as they explore Davis’s work, from his early days with Charlie Parker to his distinct tenure as a bandleader working with John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, and others.
Tribute to Abbey Lincoln and Roberta Flack
Barbara Walker, one of Philadelphia’s most powerful vocalists, explores the songbooks of two unique and hard-hitting singers, Abbey Lincoln and Roberta Flack, with gems like “Killing Me Softly,” “Freedom Now,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” and more.
This Joint Is Jumpin’: A Tribute to Fats Waller
Come hear the music that made the Roaring Twenties roar! Pianist Kenny Gates gives us the music and vocals of the man who said he “Ain’t Misbehavin’”—Fats Waller. Enjoy his popular tunes “Jitterbug Waltz,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “The Joint Is Jumpin’,” and more.
Celebrating Whitney Houston
There was no other like her—and there has been none since. Her voice defined near-perfect pitch and the ability to cover any range. Whitney Houston took the music and made it her own. Join Sherry Butler, Kathy Roberts, and Paula Johns as they perform favorites like “All the Man that I Need,” “How Will I Know,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” and “I Will Always Love You.”
Charles Mingus, Ron Carter, Ray Brown, Milt Hinton—bass players keep the pulse and help us to feel the heartbeat of the music. Bassist Warren Oree and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble will take us on a musical tour of past and current bass players and the important role they have played in jazz.
Art Blakey: The Jazz Messenger
A true messenger of jazz, drummer Art Blakey had a sound like thunder that could create many moods and rhythms. Drummer Lucky Thompson sits in this esteemed drum chair to bring us classic Jazz Messengers tunes like “A Night in Tunisia,” “Like Someone in Love,” “Song for My Father,” and other jazz favorites.
The Best of Natalie Cole
She could do more than carry a tune—she delivered it. Never needing to ride on the legacy of her famous father, Nat King Cole, she embodied his skill of smoothing out the rough edges and singing straight to the heart. Vocalist Jackie Greggs sings signature tunes like “Miss You Like Crazy,” “Touch Me,” and “Someone that I Used to Love.”
La Vie en Rose-Edith Piaf
Vocalist Andrea Carlson brings the first lady of French song to the Friday Night Jazz series as she dances around the Piaf songbook bringing to life the distinctive sound and mood of one of the most popular performers in France. Songs include: La Vie En Rose, C’est Magnifique, C’est si bon, and many more classics.
Nobody Did It Better: Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Carly Simon
Before they were called singer-songwriters, these “folk” singers with a jazzy twist created unforgettable melodies and lyrics such as “Both Sides, Now,” “So Far Away,” “Nobody Does It Better.” Bring out the love beads and join us for an evening of distinctive music by three of the most respected singer-songwriters of a generation.
It’s Elemental: Earth, Wind, and Fire
The sensual, dynamic sound of Earth, Wind, and Fire comes to life with hits that matched their fire. Vocalist Roy Richardson will bring it all together with renditions of “Shining Star,” “September,” “Let’s Groove,” and more.
5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m. | $22 ($12 members, children under 12: Free) | Wine and refreshments served
Tempesta di Mare: Duos for Violins and Violas
Tempesta di Mare’s principal violist Daniela Pierson and violinist Christof Richter are sharing the joy of playing a program of duos for two violins and for violin and viola. Whether playing with teachers as students or with peers as professionals, duets let us share musical thoughts with other musicians, often “saying” through music what words cannot express. Together these consummate musicians will impart the wit of Telemann’s Swift-inspired Gulliver suite, the mischievousness of a Mozart duo for violin and viola, folk song settings by Bartók on gut strings, and their very personal musical dialect in their own duo-improvisations.